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Train Information to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h
priceAverage train ticket price$39 (€31)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesVIA Rail Canada

Trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON cover the 102 miles (164 km) long trip taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like VIA Rail Canada. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $39 (€31), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $30 (€24).

Train companies

VIA Rail Montreal, QC – Ottawa, ON

VIA Rail trains will get you between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON from $30 (€24). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail is Canada's main train provider. There are several different ticket fares like Economy, Business, Sleeper Plus, Prestige and Touring for your next journey by train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON, check Omio for VIA Rail trains offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 102 miles (164 km) trip from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON, Omio makes it easier than ever to find VIA Rail trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current VIA Rail train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your VIA Rail train on Omio. If you search for trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the VIA Rail tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for VIA Rail trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON starting at $30 (€24), buy your official VIA Rail tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

    When you buy your VIA Rail train tickets between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • You can cancel your reservation at any time prior to the scheduled departure and receive a full refund in addition to not incurring any service charges, regardless of when you purchased your ticket. This includes all travel up to and including November 1, 2020, as well as any travel after November 1, 2020, if their outbound train is on or before November 1, 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Montreal to Ottawa

    Ottawa, the capital of Canada, lies in the south-eastern corner of Ontario, close to the border with Quebec. It was a diplomatic choice as national capital, a compromise between the rival claims of the largest cities Toronto and Montreal. The seat of government is an attractive destination in its own right, with seven national museums, scenic parks, and some of Canada's most celebrated craft beer venues. Canada's primary rail operator VIA Rail provides daily direct trains to the capital from Montreal seven days a week, a popular route for business travelers and tourists. Journey times to Ottawa average just over 2 hours, with morning, afternoon, and evening departures available from Montreal. Weekend schedules are a little less-frequent with no early morning trains from Montreal to Ottawa on Saturdays.

    Which train companies travel from Montreal to Ottawa?

    Canada's main long-distance rail operator VIA Rail provides all the country's intercity services including all train services from Montreal to Ottawa. Passengers on this route can opt for VIA Rail's Economy or Business Class seats. Train carriages on intercity services are equipped with power outlets for charging tablets and cell phones, WiFi internet access and onboard entertainment systems. Trolley services in Economy Class on board the train from Montreal to Ottawa offer sandwiches, snacks, and drinks for purchase, with complimentary meals and cocktails provided for Business Class passengers. Some VIA Rail intercity trains on this route to the capital city also offer baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger. Passengers with reduced mobility are given priority boarding and luggage assistance from VIA Rail train staff.

    How long is the train ride from Montreal to Ottawa?

    The trip on the train from Montreal to Ottawa is one of the shorter journeys on the VIA Rail network. The fastest train from Montreal to Ottawa is the early morning departure to the capital, taking 2 hours to cover the 116-mile (186 kilometer) route south-west from the Quebecois city. Other direct trains with VIA Rail take between three and 14 minutes longer, with the mid-morning departure from Montreal providing the slowest trip to the capital. Indirect services are not a practical consideration on this VIA Rail intercity route.

    How many trains are there from Montreal to Ottawa?

    Weekday VIA Rail schedules for this route between Montreal and Ottawa include six daily departures from the Quebecois city to the capital. The first train from Montreal to Ottawa leaves just after 6:00 a.m. and the timetable offers two morning trains, a midday service, two afternoon trains, and a final departure from Montreal in early evening, arriving in Ottawa around 9:00 p.m. On Saturdays there are three direct trains to Ottawa from Montreal, departing in mid-morning, around midday and in mid-evening. Sunday timetables offer five direct trains to Ottawa, with a morning and midday train, two afternoon services, and an evening connection.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Montreal to Ottawa?

    Departure station: Montreal Central Station, also known to French-speaking locals as the Gare Centrale, is the city's major terminus for VIA Rail trains and the busiest commuter station in the province of Quebec. The station is situated close to the Old Port on the south-east side of central Montreal, with public transport links that include seven local bus routes, night buses, and airport shuttles, and Montreal Metro subway trains on the Green line from McGill station or the Orange line from Bonaventure station. Facilities at the station include parking lots, Bixi bike share racks, car rental agencies, free WiFi, ATMs, a hair salon, and taxi stands. The concourse food court includes Canadian restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops, bakeries, and an Asian diner. The shopping mall at the station features fashion and accessory boutiques, a luxury chocolatier, a jewelers, luggage stores, grocery markets, and news vendors.

    Arrival station: Ottawa station is the capital's main hub for VIA Rail intercity trains, located east of the city center. OC Transpo offers public transport connections to the city center on light rail services on the O-Train Confederation Line from the adjacent Tremblay station, and frequent bus services from the train station to downtown Ottawa on routes 61 and 62. Passenger facilities at the station include a business lounge, free WiFi, car rental desks, ATMs, baggage storage services, vending machines, and rest rooms. The concourse offers a range of fast food outlets, snack bars and coffee shops, with a convenience store and news vendors providing picnic essentials and reading material.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON
    Travel by train to Ottawa, ON easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap trains between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON to cost as little as $30 (€24)  in the next 7 days.
    How much does it cost to take a train between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON?
    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train to cost on average $39 (€31)  one way.
    What is the distance between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON by train?
    The train distance from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON is around 102 miles (164 km).
    How long is a train to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC on average?
    The train time between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON is on average 2 h  for the 102 miles (164 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What train providers offer a service to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC?
    Take the Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train with VIA Rail Canada. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    What time is the earliest train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON? What time is the last train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON?
    You can take the earliest train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON at 10: 11 AM   or take the last train from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON leaving at 10: 50 PM. Look for the latest Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
    How early should I purchase train tickets to Ottawa, ON from Montreal, QC to score the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $39 (€31) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.